Halo Diorama – Celluclay Tree
Having built up my 11″ high Master Chief by Sprukits, I needed to find him a home. I also fancied doing a jungle diorama as it’s completely different to everything else that I model. As he’s so high, I felt I needed a scene that would dwarf him. I went back and replayed the level Infinity from Halo 4 and decided to use that as inspiration for my diorama.
I have never used celluclay before so when I was wondering how to build a gigantic tree for my Halo diorama, I turned to a set of blog posts from one of my favourite sci fi modellers – Fichten Foo. He did a Dagobah diorama with large trees and more recently an excellent diorama of a stormtrooper on Endor.
All of these influenced my thoughts on how to build such a large tree.
Having used Celluclay I was really impressed. It was harmless, easy to use and gave me just what I wanted – what’s not to love!
Not so Real World
- A base – I used a bonsai pot which also has holes for the wires
- Plastic covered coat hangers or other thick wire
- Cardboard strips
- Masking tape – the wider the better
- Celluclay – it’s a type of paper mache
- 00:16 Not so Real World
- 00:45 Method
- 07:01 Final Result
- 09:50 Mini Kathys
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